Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shiny Happy Furniture

Despite the presence of natural materials at this year's ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), there was an obvious lack of warmth. Maybe that had to do with the overwhelming number of faucets and hardware on the floor. And yet somehow it was all alleviated by the very nature of the villain: the bold unvarying primary pallets of reds and yellows. These mainly came from the forerunners that received the most focus. Those names include British designer Tom Dixon, who launched the introduction of "Industry" at ABC Carpet Home, Richard Schultz, who designed for Knoll in the 50's, and is now introducing his new line of bright outdoor furniture made from powder-coated sheet aluminum called "Fresh Air," and Design Within Reach's launch of their collaboration with Coco-Cola and Emeco to coincide with their 111 Navy Chair Project. If it's not enough to get a curated taste of what's going on in the eyes of ABC Carpet & Home, then head to the westside for the fair's public day on Tuesday, May 18th at the Javits Center.

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